Naomi Ragen: An Unorthodox Match in conversation with Journalist Danielle Berrin

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7:30 PM
AJU's Familian Campus

15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles, 90077 

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After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage and children, Lola decides to take the radical step of seeking spiritually and meaning far outside of the parameters of life in the insular, ultraorthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. Fate brings her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a devout Torah scholar, whose life is also in turmoil. An Unorthodox Match is a powerful and moving novel of faith, love and acceptance.

Naomi Ragen is an American-born novelist, playwright and journalist who has lived in Jerusalem for over 40 years. Author of eleven novels, her international bestsellers include The Ghost of Hannah Mendes, The Convenant, The Sisters Weiss, and The Devil in Jerusalem.

Danielle Berrin is an award-winning journalist who spent more than a decade covering the American Jewish community and its role in world affairs. Danielle was a senior reporter and columnist for the Jewish Journal and published work in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian and Israel's popular daily Yedioth Ahronoth. She has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC and various Israeli media outlets. In 2017, the Los Angeles Press Club named her Journalist of the Year for reporting on sexual harassment and assault a year before the #metoo movement began. She was also recognized as one of the most influential American Jews by the Forward. Danielle is currently at work on a television pilot and a feature film screenplay. 

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